2012 Practice Test for the AAPC CPC® Exam by Lisa Rae Roper MHA CCS-P CPC CPC-I PCS


Nervous approximately taking the examination in your CPC certification? Don’t be!

The workforce at JustCoding provides this 150-question perform examination that you should use to review for the AAPC CPC examination.

The perform examination mimics the particular CPC examination in a few methods. It comprises one hundred fifty multiple-choice questions (featuring 5 specific, operative-type questions) and lines questions in accordance with fabric lined in HCPro’s qualified Coder Boot Camp®, which additionally prepares scholars to take the CPC exam.

The examination, written through qualified Coder Boot Camp teacher Lisa Rae Roper and up to date for 2012, covers particular subject matters on which you’ll be demonstrated on your CPC credential, including:

  • Integumentary system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Respiratory and cardiovascular systems
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Nervous, eye and ocular, and auditory systems
  • Evaluation and management
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory and pathology
  • Medicine
  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy
  • ICD-9-CM and HCPCS point II
  • Coding guidelines
  • Practice management


The 2012 variation is up-to-date to mirror new 2012 ICD-9-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes and guidelines.

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The anesthesia guidelines in the CPT® Professional Edition provide add-on codes for qualifying cirÂ� cumstances. The code 99100 is used to report the age of a patient as younger than 1 or older than 70 years. The parenthetical note following this add-on code provides the codes where age is a factor and already defined; therefore, the add-on code is unnecessary for correct reporting. 74. c. Anesthesia code 00604 describes the patient in a sitting position. Careful review of codes will help determine the correct reporting if there is an anatomical location and/or position included in the description.

Ben admitted Claire for treatment of her acute and chronic pyelonephritis, mild hypertension, and secondary diabetes with associated macular edema. During this encounter, Claire received insulin to temporarily bring her blood sugar under control. How should the diagnosis codes be reported for this admission encounter? a. 07 b. 07 c. 67 d. 10 129. Sara is being seen for a spontaneous pathologic fracture of her right hip with additional damage to the intertrochanteric section of the bone. The documentation indicates the patient also has symptomatic HIV disease.

Modifier -53 indicates a discontinued procedure after administration of anesthesia and is appended to the surgery code. Modifier -74 is for hospital use for outpatient surgery. 34. c. The complex repair is included with this excision code and should not be reported separately. The diagnosis in this question is a lesion, not a neoplasm. 35. b. Code 43242 includes the ultrasound. Review the parenthetical notes with this code to help determine correct reporting. 36. d. ” Review the definition for modifier -51 in Appendix A of the CPT® Professional Edition to help determine placement of this modifier.

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